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Welcome to our School!

The faculty and staff welcome you and encourage you to use this curriculum guide to plan for your Freshman year. Registering for classes is your first opportunity to make the right decisions, so please consider carefully which courses you will select. We want you to have a positive high school experience, and we look forward to working with you as you begin your high school career.

Table of Contents

Page 1
Welcome to our school!
Planning Your Education - Grade 9
Online Registration
Pages 2 - 3
State Diploma Requirements
Unit Requirements for Grade Advancement
IGPs, Career Clusters, and Personal Pathways to Success
Uniform Grading Scale / Computing GPR-Grade Point Ratio
College Admission Requirements
Guidelines for Courses
Page 4
Career Center Program
Registering for a Career Center Course
Fine Arts Center Program
Page 5
School Information
Page 9
Course Descriptions

Planning Your Education

Your school provides this course curriculum guide as a means of assisting students and parents in planning their high school course of study. Consideration should be given to planning the entire four year program with specific outcomes in mind. Is the student planning on attending a two or four-year college? Is the student planning to enter the military or the work force upon graduation? The successful student will plan based on goals that he and his parents establish upon completion of high school. Therefore, students are encouraged to carefully select courses during the registration process. Your school's guidance counselors and teachers stand ready to assist them. Parents are invited and encouraged to actively participate by assisting their student.

Classes are scheduled based upon student requests. However, due to schedule conflicts and changes in course offerings, the staff cannot guarantee that students will be scheduled for all courses they request. Therefore, it is very important that students list alternatives in case of class conflicts. In addition, be aware that the school builds a master schedule and employs teachers based on students' requests; therefore, schedule changes after the deadline will only be considered on a very limited basis. Students should see their guidance counselor for a list of the schedule change requests that will be honored and the deadline by which these requests must be submitted.

Online Registration

Online Registration was implemented in 2004. It allows parents and students to request related arts courses for the next school year from home via the Internet. Families who do not have access to the Internet will be given opportunities to use school computers to register online. Parents and students should understand that requesting a related arts course through online registration does not guarantee that the student is placed in the course the next school year. Final placement in a course is dependent upon enrollment, scheduling feasibility, and teacher allocation. Parents without Internet access at home will receive a printed copy of the course curriculum guide by request. The window for students to select related arts courses online is posted by the school on the school's website and in parent newsletters. Schools will provide instructions on accessing the online registration tool.

State Diploma Requirements

English – 4 Units
Math – 4 Units
Science – 3 Units
US History – 1 Unit
Economics – ½ Unit
Government – ½ Unit
Other Social Studies – 1 Unit
Physical Education or ROTC – 1 Unit
Computer Science – 1 Unit
Foreign Language or Occupational Specialty – 1 Unit
Electives – 7 Units

Unit Requirements for Grade Advancement

24 Units of Credit are required to obtain a SC High School Diploma.

Grade 9
Successful completion of eighth grade
Grade 10
5 units (must include one unit of English, one unit of mathematics and three other units)
Grade 11
11 units (must include two units of English, two units of mathematics, one science, and six other units)
Grade 12
17 units (must include three units of English, three units of mathematics, two units of science, and nine other units)

IGPs, Career Clusters and Personal Pathways to Success

The South Carolina Education and Economic Development Act (EEDA) requires school districts to develop a curriculum organized around the career cluster system–16 career clusters, schools of study, and majors. In the organization of the district curriculum around the career cluster system, Greenville County Schools divided the 16 career clusters into six schools of study. These six schools of study include School of Arts, Communication and Information Technology; Business, Marketing and Management; Environmental and Agricultural Systems; Health Science; Human Resources and Services; and Industrial Manufacturing and Engineering Systems. Under each school of study a student will find related career clusters. The career clusters are then broken down into academic focus areas (majors) that students may choose based on interests and skills.

Personal Pathways to Success is the name given to this reorganization of the curriculum which is designed to help students take control of planning for their futures. Personal Pathways to Success provides the solid mix of academic and technical skills students need to compete in the global economy. It gives students a reason to achieve in school by connecting success in school with success in life. It maintains South Carolina's core academic requirements while opening up pathways to success for students no matter where they lead – to two-year colleges, four-year colleges or universities, the military, or directly into the workforce. Students, parents, and counselors work together to develop Individual Graduation Plans (IGP) that specify a student's cluster, academic focus (major), post-secondary goals, planned high school activities, and planned out-of-class activities. The Individual Graduation Plan (IGP) is a document that states the student's intentions related to courses that are taken during high school. The IGP is initiated in the 8th grade with the choice of a cluster area. When the IGP is updated in the 10th grade, the student will select an academic focus (major) within their cluster of choice. Students will utilize Naviance, a comprehensive college and career readiness tool, to help them align their strengths and interests to their career goals. The courses that are taken are determined by the student's interests. It can be modified over time as interests and skills develop or change. The IGP is like a road map to the future: if the student stays on course, the student will reach the destination – graduation – with all the courses, skills and experience needed to take his education or career to the next level. Each year the student, parents/guardians, and counselors will review and update the plans for the coming year. Switching clusters or majors is okay -- as the high school years progress and the student learns more about his interests and skills there are bound to be changes in choice of coursework.

Uniform Grading Scale

The following conversion table will be used to determine GPR and rank in class.

South Carolina Uniform Grading Scale Conversions
Numerical AverageLetter GradeCollege Prep
Weighting
Honors
Weighting
AP/IB/Dual Credit Weighting
100A5.0005.500 6.000
99A 4.900 5.4005.900
98A4.800 5.300 5.800
97A 4.700 5.200 5.700
96A 4.600 5.100 5.600
95A 4.500 5.000 5.500
94A 4.400 4.900 5.400
93A 4.300 4.800 5.300
92 A 4.200 4.700 5.200
91 A 4.100 4.600 5.100
90 A 4.000 4.500 5.000
89B 3.900 4.400 4.900
88B 3.800 4.300 4.800
87B 3.700 4.200 4.700
86B 3.600 4.100 4.600
85B 3.500 4.000 4.500
84B 3.400 3.900 4.400
83B 3.300 3.800 4.300
82B 3.200 3.700 4.200
81B 3.100 3.600 4.100
80B 3.000 3.500 4.000
79C 2.900 3.400 3.900
78C 2.800 3.300 3.800
77C 2.700 3.200 3.700
76C 2.600 3.100 3.600
75C 2.500 3.000 3.500
74C 2.400 2.900 3.400
73C 2.300 2.800 3.300
72C 2.200 2.700 3.200
71C 2.100 2.600 3.100
70C 2.000 2.500 3.000
69 D 1.900 2.400 2.900
68 D 1.800 2.300 2.800
67 D 1.700 2.200 2.700
66 D 1.600 2.100 2.600
65 D 1.500 2.000 2.500
64 D 1.400 1.900 2.400
63 D 1.300 1.800 2.300
62 D 1.200 1.700 2.200
61 D 1.100 1.600 2.100
60 D 1.000 1.500 2.000
59 F 0.900 1.400 1.900
58 F 0.800 1.300 1.800
57 F 0.700 1.200 1.700
56 F 0.600 1.100 1.600
55 F 0.500 1.000 1.500
54 F 0.400 0.900 1.400
53 F 0.300 0.800 1.300
52 F 0.200 0.700 1.200
51 F 0.100 0.600 1.100
0-50 F 0.000 0.000 0.000

*Credit for a course will be awarded for a grade of 60 or above. A score of 59 or below will result in no credit for that course.

Grade point ratios will be figured uniformly in all schools using the following formula. The formula will yield each student's GPR which can then be ranked from highest to lowest rank in class. Computations will not be rounded to a higher number. All diploma candidates are included in the ranking.

GPR =
sum([quality points] x [units])
sum of units attempted

College Admission Requirements

Usually college admissions requirements are far beyond the minimum requirements for high school graduation. Students who plan to attend college should consult catalogs of colleges to assure that they are choosing the right courses. Colleges also look at the GPA and class rank as well as College Entrance Exam scores such as the SAT or ACT for admission.

Guidelines for Courses

State Dept. of Education regulations and Greenville County Schools Board of Trustee policies/rules that relate to high school course offerings offer the following guidance:

Career Center Program

Greenville County Schools has four career centers which provide the students an opportunity to study and prepare for the career of their choice. Students attend the career center for either a one-year or two-year program in the field of their choice. Programs include, but are not limited to, automotive technology, web design, early childhood education, culinary arts, welding, automotive collision repair, carpentry/building construction, marketing, criminal justice, HVAC, fire management, cosmetology, machine tool and mechatronics. Students attend the career center for either three hours in the morning or three hours in the afternoon after receiving their core academic courses at the home-based high school. Students are also provided the opportunity to gain practical work experience while at the career center through various work-based experiences, including but not limited to, co-operative education, internships, and youth apprenticeships. The faculty at the career center is made up of individuals who have extensive work experience in the field they teach, as well as teaching experience. Many of these programs provide industry certifications as well as dual credit opportunities. In dual credit courses, students receive both high school credit and college credit from Greenville Technical College. For more information on courses available at a particular career center, students can check the website of the career center or call the career center.
Donaldson Career Center: http://www.greenville.k12.sc.us/donaldsn/
Enoree Career Center: http://www.greenville.k12.sc.us/enoree/index.asp
Golden Strip Career Center: http://www.greenville.k12.sc.us/gstripcc/
J. Harley Bonds Career Center: http://www.greenville.k12.sc.us/bonds/

Registering for a Career Center Course

All students who wish to register for a Career Center program are to contact either their school’s counselor or a counselor at the Career Center to receive instructions on completing the application process.

Fine Arts Center Program

The Fine Arts Center of Greenville County, the first specialized arts school in South Carolina, was established in August of 1974. The Center serves students from 14 district schools, from private, charter and homes schools, and students from outside Greenville County who pay a yearly tuition to attend. The purpose of the Fine Arts Center is to provide advanced comprehensive arts instruction to students who are artistically talented and who wish to take an intensive pre-professional program of study. Students who apply to the Fine Arts Center are selected on the basis of talent, motivation and commitment to their discipline, as indicated by academic records, a teacher recommendation and an audition/interview. Students who are interested in applying should contact either their school’s counselor or the Fine Arts Center counselor to receive instructions on completing the application process. Students attend the Fine Arts Center five days a week in the morning or afternoon for 110 minutes of instruction, spending the remainder of their time in academic studies at the home high school. Curricula are rigorous and fast-paced and most are equivalent to college level courses. The faculty are highly trained and widely experienced. The students are studying with active and successful artists. Each year approximately 400 students attend the Fine Arts Center, and of that number, many go on to receive local, state and national honors, awards, and scholarships. http://www.fineartscenter.net/

Carolina High School
Registration Handbook

Vision 
Our vision is to create a culture in which school and community foster academic excellence and the social development of all students in a safe and inviting learning environment. 

Mission 
Our mission is to help students reach their full potential through engaging experiences that are academically excellent and socially equitable. 

Motto 
Whatever It Takes! 

Beliefs 
We believe that we can empower students to succeed as lifelong learners through individual and collaborative efforts. 
We believe that all students will adhere to and reach the high expectations we set forth and model. 
We believe that our diversity and challenges will make us stronger and not be an obstacles or excuse in our way. 
We believe that we will treat members of our school, our community, and our stakeholders with the respect and dignity they deserve. 
We believe that our students and our parents are our customers, and we will serve them to the best of our abilities, creating a dynamic partnership. 

Student Expectations 
Trust 
Respect 
Responsibility 

Student Norms 
Be fully present. 
Be mindful of communication. 
Collaborate and work with a growth mindset towards our mission. 
Foster a safe environment. 

School Wide Learning Outcomes

An essential aspect in our project-based learning model is the use of outcomes that guide our schools’ support of students and their long-term success.The Carolina High School’s Student Learning Outcomes are a set of research-based outcomes aimed at preparing students for post-secondary college and careers. For each outcome, a rubric or set of rubrics has been developed to help ensure that students are growing in each of these areas. These outcome rubrics are an essential component of the project and problem-based learning curriculum and instruction model. Each outcome is weighted differently, but combined to make up a student’s final grade.


Agency (10%)

The ability to develop a growth mindset and take ownership of learning.


Domains:

Use of Effort and Practice to Grow, Meets Benchmarks, Actively Participates, Grows from Setbacks, Seeks Feedback, Tackle and Monitor Learning, Builds Confidence, Finds Personal Relevance, Seeks Challenges, Impacts Self and Community.


Collaboration (10%)

The ability to be a productive member of diverse teams through strong interpersonal communication, a commitment to shared success, leadership, and initiative.


Domains:

Interpersonal Communication, Commitment to Shared Success, Team and Leadership Roles


Oral Communication (15%)

The ability to communicate knowledge and thinking through effective oral presentations


Domains:

Clarity, Evidence, Organization, Language Use, Use of Digital Media/Visual Displays


 

Knowledge and Thinking (50%)
The ability to understand and demonstrate the course content and standards.

Domains depend on the standards and course content.

Written Communication (15%)
The ability to communicate knowledge and thinking through writing.

Domains:
Organization, Development, Language Use and Conventions

Registration Process and Timeline

STEP 1 – February 19, 2021
On-line course catalog made available to parents and students. Review descriptions of courses that are available to students.

STEP 2 – Student Registration
Registration is conducted after the student's Individual Graduation Plan Conference.  Students work with their counselor to ensure that the courses chosen are appropriate for meeting graduation requirements and are within career clusters that align with the students interests and career goals.  

February 22 - March 5, 2021 - 8th grade teachers make student recommendations for courses
March 8 - 12, 2021 - 8th grade student registration

Students are able to use their username and password to access the registration screens on the parent portal to select recommended and elective courses for the 2021 - 2022 academic year.

Students have the option to choose electives and alternates within the system. Students are encouraged to review the course catalog so that the choices made are appropriate for their interests.

STEP 3 – Review Course Requests
April 12, 2021 - Course requests come home with transportation status forms. Parents and students are encouraged to review selections. This is the appropriate place to indicate elective changes or appeal course level placement. The form must be signed by a parent and returned to the school by April 15, 2021.

We strive to send students schedules with the end of the year report card. It is important to note that a schedule may change based on courses needed for graduation requirements. Students may request changes to their schedule prior to the start of the new school year. After student orientation in August, students may only request a schedule change for one of the following reasons: student has already received credit for the course, student recommended for a different level of same course, course needed for graduation, or juniors and seniors that meet the early dismissal requirements.

Special Education Program of Study
Students served under Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) are served through Special Education Services. Students at Carolina High School can be served in at least one of the following ways:
1 – Inclusion
Students in the inclusion model will have intervention services designed to supplement the students’ academic curriculum.

2 – Educational Support
Support courses are designed to provide the curricular support across content areas. Students work on individual needs as identified within the Individual Education Plan.

3 – Essentials Courses for the SC State Credential
Students enrolled in Essentials Courses address general education standards through grade appropriate course curriculum with modifications. These courses are graded courses that serve to replace the general education curriculum for that content area. Students that are enrolled in Essentials courses are working toward a SC State Credential instead of a South Carolina High School Diploma.

4 -- Connected Courses
Students enrolled in Connected Courses address general education standards through grade appropriate course curriculum with modifications. These courses are graded courses that serve to replace the general education curriculum for that content area. Students that are enrolled in Connected courses are working toward a Greenville County School District Occupational Credential instead of a South Carolina High School Diploma.
 

Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corp
Carolina High School offers Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp (AFJROTC) which students may substitute for Physical Education to meet the graduation requirement. Students may take four years of AFJROTC. The mission of the AFJROTC program is to “develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and community.” The goal of the program is to instill values of citizenship, service to the United States, personal responsibility, and a sense of accomplishment.” Additionally, the program offers students a way to make significant improvement in their health and promotes a more active and healthy lifestyle through wellness and physical training. Students taking AFJROTC must wear the AFJROTC uniform one day each week and fully comply with Air Force dress and appearance standards in order to pass the course. Students must also dress-out and participate in physical training one day each week. All students will receive an official Air Force uniform (shirt, pants, jacket & shoes) and physical training gear (shorts, t-shirt, sweatshirt & sweatpants) at no personal cost. Each student is responsible for keeping the uniform and physical training gear clean throughout the school year. All official Air Force uniform items (except shoes) must be professionally dry-cleaned and returned in serviceable conditions at the end of each semester.

Career Center Courses
Carolina High School is served by  primarily by Enoree Career Center. To register for courses, students must complete an on-line application for the appropriate career center and register for courses online at Carolina High School. Students that complete programs of study at the Career Centers may be eligible for Career Center Distinction at the time of graduation.


Magnet Programs
Carolina High School offers Project Lead the Way (PLTW) programs of study: PLTW Engineering and PLTW Biomedical Sciences. Listed below are the courses for each program of study. For more information visit www.pltw.org

Engineering Course of Study
9 – Introduction of Engineering Design
10 – Principles of Engineering
11 – Computer Integrated Manufacturing Honors
12 – Engineering Development & Design Honors and Civil Engineering and Architecture

Health Sciences Course of Study
9 – Principles of Biomedical Science
10 – Human Body Systems Honors
11 – Medical Innovations Honors 
12 – Biomedical Innovations

Students interested in participating in the magnet programs offered at Carolina High School should complete the on-line magnet application found on the Greenville County School District website (www.gcsmagnetacademies.org), the Carolina High School website (www.greenville.k12.sc.us/carolina) or contact Sharon Higgins, Magnet Coordinator (shiggins@greenville.k12.sc.us or (864)355-2316).

Greenville Hospital System Partnership
Health Science students can apply and interview for the partnership with Greenville Hospital System Partnership. Students participating in the GHS cohort will participate explore various Health Science career, engage in research that is directly related to current issues in health and have real world health related experiences. In addition, students will attend a summer leadership experience and may have several field experience opportunities.

​Project Based Learning
New Tech Network (NTN) Partnership
Carolina High School has joined the New Tech Network. “The New Tech design provides an instructional approach centered on project-based learning, a culture that empowers students and teachers, and integrated technology in the classroom. Our hands-on, multi-year approach gives schools structure and support to ensure long-term success.” (www.newtechnetwork.org)

Beginning in the ninth grade, students will participate in project and problem based learning that is contextual, creative and shared.” Students will take integrated courses that link various required content areas and use technology to support instructional learning. Students will have one-to-one web-enabled computing that will allow them to work collaboratively and take control of the overall learning experience. Teachers will serve as facilitators and afford students the opportunity to become content experts in ways that support their learning styles. The ultimate goal is to create a learning culture that promotes trust, respect and responsibility.

How will the Project Based Learning approach be implemented at Carolina?
Carolina offers a series of integrated courses that link content standards such that the learning experience for students is authentic and meaningful. Teachers incorporate academic rigor through various teaching strategies and seek opportunities for students to apply new skills and knowledge to realistic complex tasks. Students engage in active exploration and inquiry while being assessed in a variety of ways to support comprehensive learning. Projects are developed to support this framework creating opportunities for students to take their understanding to a more detailed and personal level.

What are Integrated Courses?
Integrated courses are classes that are linked together to provide a more comprehensive understanding in concepts in both areas. Students will still be enrolled in courses that are required for graduation, however, the approach to federal guidelines.
 
Integrated Courses  Course Title
English 1: Literature and World History Humanities
English 3:  American Literature and Professional Leadership and Development Literature & Leadership


What type of technology are students required to have?
Students will be assigned personal electronic devices after receipt of the on-time $5.00 payment. Students have the option of bringing their own devices to support their instruction and learning.

How will this affect my student’s ability to graduate?
Each integrated course is linked to at least one course required for graduation. Students will still have the opportunity to take elective courses as a part on their course of study. This course of study may allow students to graduate early or open up opportunities for additional coursework.

Will my student still be able to participate in the magnet program?
Yes, students in the PLTW: Engineering or Health Sciences program will still be a part of NTN course of study. These courses will be taught in a similar style as the integrated courses and will still allow them to complete the requirements to earn the Magnet Distinction Award.

Integrated Course Descriptions


Humanities
Integrated Courses: English 1 and World History
By definition Humanities is the study of human culture. Within this course students will explore literature, art, social, political, environmental, religious, and economic changes over a 700 year period. The curriculum features selections reflecting world cultural influences found in literature and nonfiction written by American and world authors to help students understand how people and countries of the world have become increasingly interconnected.  There is an emphasis on why and how people, ideas, and technology have made an impact on diverse groups of people.  Writing instruction will be integrated with the literary studies as students attempt to write an argumentative, expository or narrative essay.  Grammar mechanics, usage, and spelling will be taught through mini-lesson integrated with the writing instruction.  Students have the option to earn Honors credit by achieving mastery on eighty percent of the Honors option rubrics for projects and benchmarks with the course.

Literature and Leadership
Integrated Courses: English 3: American Literature and Professional Leadership and Development 
This course introduces literary and informational texts reflection a broad range of writing by American authors while also developing students leadership skills. This course will help students learn the necessary leadership skills used in business careers: effective communication, problem solving techniques, and managing resources and meetings.

Course Descriptions

English
Title:
English 1 CP
302401CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
English 1 is designed to prepare students for College and Career readiness as required by the South Caroina State Standards and the End of Course exam. The curriculum exposes students to a variety of genres, both literary and informational. Note: this course carries CP GPA weighting. Placement Recommendation: 8th grade MAP RIT scores in reading less than 244
Title:
English 1 Hon
302403HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
8 - 12
English 1 Honors is a course for academically gifted students who have the ability to pursue an accelerated English program. These students may be preparing for Advanced Placement English - college level courses - in high school; therefore, the coursework will reflect more rigor than English I CP. Note: This course carries Honors GPA weighting. Prerequisites: High level of performance in reading and writing skills, ability to think critically and demonstrated enthusiasm for language arts, and/or teacher recommendation. All GTA identified students should enroll in the GT or Honors level course
Title:
English 2 CP
302501CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
English 2 introduces literary and informational texts that create awareness and appreciation of cultural diversity. The course is designed to prepare students for the rigor of the South Carolina State Standards for College and Career Readiness. Note: this course carries CP GPA weighting. PREREQUISITE: Completion of English 1
Title:
English 2 Hon
302503HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
English 2 Honors introduces students to a survey of World Literature, ancient to modern. The course is designed to prepare students for the rigor of the South Carolina State Standards for College and Career Readiness. Note: this course carries Honors GPA weighting. PREREQUISITE: Earned 80 or above in English 1 Honors or a strong A(95 or above) in English 1 CP; High level of performance in reading and writing skills; Ability to think critically and demonstrated enthusiasm for language arts; Teacher recommendation
Title:
English 3 CP
302601CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
English 3 introduces literary and informational texts reflecting a broad range of writing by American authors. The course is designed to prepare students for the rigor of the South Carolina State Standards for College and Career Readiness. Note: this course carries CP GPA weighting. Placement recommendation: Completion of English 1 and 2 CP
Title:
English 3 Hon
302603HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
English 3 Honors is an in-depth study of United States literature and literary nonfiction, especially foundational works and documents from the 17th century through the early 20th centrury. The course is designed to prepare students for the rigor of the South Carolina State Standards for College and Career Readiness. Note: this course carries Honors GPA weighting. Placement recommendations: Earned 80 or above in English 1 Honors and English 2 Honors; High level of performance in reading and writing skills; Ability to think critically and demonstrated enthusiasm for langauge arts; Teacher recommendation
Title:
English 4 CP
302701CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
English 4 introduces literary and informational texts reflecting a broad range of writing by authors outside the United States. The course is designed to prepare students for the rigor of the South Carolina State Standards for College and Career Readiness. Note: this course carries CP GPA weighting. Placement recommendation: Completion of English 3 CP
Title:
English 4 Hon
302703HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
English 4 Honors is a survey course of British Literature from the Anglo-Saxon period through modern times. The course is designed to prepare students for the rigor of the South Carolina State Standards for College and Career Readiness. Note: this course carries Honors GPA weighting. Placement recommendations: Earning 80 or above in English 3 Honors; High level of performance in reading and writing skills; Ability to think critically and demonstrated enthusiasm for language arts; Teacher recommendation
Title:
AP English Lang Preparation Lab
3029B0HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This honors-level course is designed for schools on Block schedules. The course, for elective credit, is an introduction to AP English Language and Composition. Students study, in-depth, the process of writing through poetry and prose in various genres to gain an understanding of the principles of effective writing. Students will begin practicing the critical thinking and writing skills that will be more fully developed in the AP course. This course does not take the place of any required English course. PREREQUISITE: English 2 Honors, English 3 Honors recommended
Title:
Journalism 1
305001CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This is an elective course designed to provide initial exposure to newspaper and yearbook production skills and to journalistic theory and history. Emphasizing sound journalistic principles, the program focuses on journalistic writing skills and information gathering techniques and introduces students to concepts of design and photojournalism. This course does not take the place of any required English course.
Title:
AP Eng Lang/Comp
307105AW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This is a college-level course for those students who are highly competent in verbal skills. Language and composition will be explored in-depth through a close reading of nonfiction texts and essays. Writing tasks include analytical and critical essays as well as various other types of composition. Particular attention is given to rhetorical analysis and persuasive techniques. All students enrolled in this course must take the Advanced Placement English Language and Composition Exam in May. Note: This course carries AP/IB GPA weighting. PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of at least two honors level English courses prior to attempting an AP course; Demonstrated ability to think critically; Teacher recommendation; Commitment to the Advanced Placement workload and examination
Title:
Broadcast Journalism 1
309937CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
In this elective course, students study journalism in a television broadcast setting. Study includes review of principles of journalism, writing, camera technique, research and interviewing, culminating in regular production of actual programming for in-school television and community viewing. This course does not take the place of any required English course. PREREQUISITE: Instructor approval required
Title:
Journalism 2 Yearbook
3099A7CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This is an elective course for students who have completed Journalism 1 and who show outstanding skills in writing, design, or photography. The program includes staff organization, ad sales and business management, feature writing, layout and design, photography, and the publication process. Students will refine skills introduced in Journalism I and will complete a practicum involving the publication of the school yearbook. This course does not take the place of any required English course. PREREQUISITE: Journalism 1 and/or Instructor approval
Title:
Yearbook Production
376900CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This is an elective course for students who have completed Journalism 2 Yearbook and who show outstanding skills in writing, design, or photography. The program includes staff organization, ad sales, and business management, feature writing, layout and design, photography, and the publication process. Students will refine skills as they produce a school yearbook. This course does not take the place of any required English course. PREREQUISITE: Journalism 2 Yearbook and Instructor approval
Title:
Yearbook Production (H)
376900HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Advanced Yearbook Production. This is an elective course for students who have completed Journalism 2 Yearbook and who show outstanding skills in writing, design, or photography. The program includes staff organization, ad sales, and business management, feature writing, layout and design, photography, and the publication process. Students will refine skills as they produce a school yearbook. This course does not take the place of any required English course. PREREQUISITE: Journalism 2 Yearbook and Instructor approval
Title:
Yearbook Management
3799A9CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This elective course is for students who have mastered the skills taught in Yearbook Production. The program includes experiences in soliciting and designing advertisements to underwrite the production costs of publishing the yearbook, as well as management of yearbook sales. The focus of the course is to offer students exposure to the professional media by an advanced analysis of current trends in professional advertising, public relations and financial management. This course does not take the place of any required English course. PREREQUISITE: Yearbook Production and Instructor approval.
Title:
Yearbook Management (H)
3799A9HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This elective course is for students who have mastered the skills taught in Yearbook Production. The program includes experiences in soliciting and designing advertisements to underwrite the production costs of publishing the yearbook, as well as management of yearbook sales. The focus of the course is to offer students exposure to the professional media by an advanced analysis of current trends in professional advertising, public relations and financial management. This course does not take the place of any required English course. PREREQUISITE: Yearbook Production and Instructor approval.
Title:
Yearbook Management 2 (H)
3799B1HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This elective course is for students who have mastered the skills taught in Yearbook Management. Students taking this course will serve on the editorial staff of the yearbook and be responsible for making management decisions regarding finances, page design, and personnel assignments. This course does not take the place of any required English course. PREREQUISITE: Yearbook Management and Instructor approval.
Math
Title:
AP Calculus AB Preparation Lab
3149A1HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Prerequisite:
Title:
Algebra 3 CP
411305CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Algebra 3 focuses on the development of the student's ability to understand and apply the study of functions and advanced mathematics concepts to solve problems. The course will include a study of polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions. Emphasis is on active participation through modeling, technology lab activities, group activities, and communication in mathematics. This course is designed for students who have taken Algebra 2 but who do not have a strong enough background to go directly into Precalculus CP. It is a bridge between Algebra 2 and Precalculus CP, including some of the culminating topics of Algebra 2 and some of the introductory topics of Precalculus CP. The course will be taught through the use of best practices and research-proven instructional strategies.The SCCCR mathematical process standards apply throughout the course. PREREQUISITE: Algebra 2 CP and Math teacher recommendation
Title:
Algebra 1 CP
411400CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
7 - 12
In Algebra 1 students develop fluency creating, interpreting, and translating between various forms of linear, quadratic, and exponential equations and functions. They will interpret functions graphically, numerically, symbolically, and verbally and use them to model real-world phenomenon. The SCCCR mathematical process standards apply throughout the course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful and logical subject. PREREQUISITE: Math 8, Math Teacher Recommendation
Title:
Algebra 1 Hon
411402HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
7 - 12
Algebra 1 Honors students will study all of the topics included in CP Algebra 1. They will also study additional topics including step functions, transformations of absolute value functions, factoring quartic expressions in quadratic form, translating a quadratic function into vertex form, and sequences as functions. The SCCCR mathematical process standards apply throughout the course and, along with content standards prescribe that students experience math as a coherent, useful, and logical subject. PREREQUISITE: Math 6/7/8, or Math 7/8, or Math 8; District Criteria; Math Teacher Recommendation
Title:
Algebra 2 CP
411500CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
In Algebra 2 students extend their repertoire of functions to include polynomial, rational, and radical functions. Students expand their abilities to model real-world situations, including solving quadratic equations involving complex numbers and solving exponential equations by using logarithms. The Mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout the course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful and logical subject. PREREQUISITE: Alg 1 or Alg 1 A and Alg 1 B; Geometry; Math Teacher Recommendation
Title:
Algebra 2 Hon
411502HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Algebra 2 Honors students study all topics included Algebra 2 CP. They also study additional topics including the Binomial Theorem, operations with complex numbers, graphs of rational functions, solutions of logarithmic equations, synthetic division of polynomials, function composition and inverses. The SCCCR mathematical process standards apply throughout the course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject. PREREQUISITE: Alg 1, Geometry; Math Teacher Recommendation
Title:
Geometry CP
412200CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
8 - 12
Geometry students study congruence and similarity through analyses of transformations and formal constructions. They also study the properties of triangles and quadrilaterals, the Pythagorean Theorem, special right triangles, and right-triangle trigonometry. Additional topics include circles, coordinate geometry, and area and volume of 2-and 3-dimensional shapes. Students develop formal proofs using a variety of formats. The SCCCR mathematical process standards apply throughout the course. PREREQUISITE: Algebra 1; Math Teacher Recommendation
Title:
Geometry Hon
412202HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
8 - 12
Geometry Honors students study all of the topics included in CP Geometry. Honors students will study additional topics including truth tables, triangle centers, Euler's line, Law of Sines, Law of Cosines, and Cavalieri's Principle. The SCCCR mathematical process standards apply throughout the course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations. PREREQUISITE: Algebra 1; District Criteria; Math Teacher Recommendation
Title:
Pre-Calculus H
413103HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This honors-level course is a program of mathematical studies focusing on the development of the student's ability to understand and apply the study of functions and advanced mathematics concepts to solve problems. The course will include a study of polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions. Emphasis is placed on active participation through modeling, technology lab activities, group activities, and communication in mathematics. Students are expected to use technology, including graphing calculators, computers, and data-gathering equipment throughout the course. Students will be required to work with more intensity, at a deeper level, and produce a wider range of more complex and difficult material. The SCCCR mathematical process standards apply throughout the course. PREREQUISITE: Geometry Honors and Algebra 2 Honors or Geometry CP and Algebra 2 CP with Math teacher recommendation
Title:
Precalculus CP
413105CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is a program of mathematical studies focusing on the development of the student's ability to understand and apply the study of functions and advanced mathematics concepts to solve problems. The course will include a study of polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions. Emphasis is placed on active participation through modeling, technology lab activities, group activities, and communication in mathematics. Students are expected to use technology, including graphing calculators, computers, and data-gathering equipment throughout the course. The SCCCR mathematical process standards apply throughout the course. PREREQUISITE: Geometry CP, Algebra 2 CP, and Math teacher recommendation
Title:
Prob and Stats CP
414105CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is a broad introduction to the concepts of probability and statistics. Topics will include probability; collection display, and analysis of data; permutations and combinations; binomial normal and t-distributions. The SCCCR mathematical process standards apply throughout the course. PREREQUISITE: Geometry CP and Algebra 2 CP
Title:
AP Calculus AB
417005AW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This is a course for the mathematically gifted student capable of college-level work. The course outline reflects the content currently recommended by the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB). Students enrolled in the course are required to take the AP Calculus Exam in the spring. PREREQUISITE: Precalculus Honors or Math teacher recommendation
Science
Title:
Biology 1 H
322103HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This honors-level course encompasses interrelationships of living things, levels of biological organization, human biology, social implications, biochemistry, and genetics. Extensive laboratory work and problem-solving are essential components. Beginning with the 2010-2011 school year, the state required end-of-course test in Biology will be administered as the final exam for this class and the class will be required for graduation. The grade on the end-of-course test will count as 20% of the student's final grade. PREREQUISITE: Science teacher recommendation
Title:
Biology 1 CP
322104CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course includes laboratory work and extensive study of specimens. Course content encompasses interrelationships of living things, levels of biological organization, human biology, social implications, biochemistry, and genetics. Beginning with the 2010-2011 school year, the state required end-of-course test in Biology will be administered as the final exam for this class and the class will be required for graduation. The grade on the end-of-course test will count as 20% of the student's final grade. PREREQUISITE: Science teacher recommendation
Title:
Chemistry 1 H
323103HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is rigorous and demands a high level of abstract thinking, working with symbols, and application of knowledge to problem-solving. Students will study atomic structure, quantum mechanical theory, bonding, shapes of molecules, gases, thermochemistry, electrochemistry, oxidation reduction, nuclear chemistry, acids and bases. The course contains a major laboratory component. PREREQUISITE: Biology 1, Algebra 1 and Science teacher recommendation
Title:
Chemistry 1 CP
323104CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is rigorous and demands a high level of abstract thinking, memorization, working with symbols, and application of knowledge to problem-solving. Student participation in laboratory activities is essential for success in this course. The course content includes organization of matter, chemical bonding, atomic structure, gases, states of matter, nomenclature, and skills development. PREREQUISITE: Biology 1, Algebra 1 and Science teacher recommendation
Title:
Physics 1 H
324103HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This honors-level course focuses on the basic principles which determine the interactions between matter and energy with extensive laboratory work. The course includes topics on mechanics, electricity, magnetism, thermodynamics, optics, sound and an introduction to quantum physics. Students in this course will gain a basic knowledge of physics which they can build on in future college classes. Students in this course will be required to work with more intensity, at a deeper level, and produce a wider range of more complex material. PREREQUISITE: Biology 1 and Science teacher recommendation. Algebra 2 (or concurrent) is highly recommended.
Title:
Physics 1 CP
324104CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course familiarizes students with fundamental principles of physics and their applications. The course includes topics on mechanics, electricity, magnetism, thermodynamics, optics, sound and an introduction to quantum physics. Math, graphing, and problem-solving skills will comprise the basis of instruction. PREREQUISITE: Biology 1 and Science teacher recommendation. Algebra 2 (or concurrent) is highly recommended.
Title:
Astronomy
325101CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is designed for students who are interested in studying the dynamics of the universe and the history of the earth as a planet. It includes stellar evolution, planetology, laws of motion as applied to space flight, and planet motion and the history of space flight. PREREQUISITE: Biology 1 and Science teacher recommendation.
Title:
Environ Studies H (Lab)
326103HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is designed as a rigorous upper-level course which promotes understanding of human impact on the environment. The course includes physical and chemical properties, living systems and interrelationships. The course provides opportunities for student participation, research, field testing, experimentation, and decision making. The class requires students to participate in and develop a variety of environmental labs and analyses of ecosystem relationships. The South Carolina Commission on Higher Education accepts this course as a science course for college admission with the prerequisites of Biology 1. Please note the Commission on Higher Education considers this a rigorous upper-level class and not an introductory course. To provide students with the proper rigorous background needed in the class, the school district requires the prerequisites of Biology 1 Honors. PREREQUISITE: Biology 1, and Science teacher recommendation
Title:
Environ Studies CP (Lab)
326107CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is designed to promote an understanding of human impact on the environment. The course includes physical and chemical properties, living systems and interrelationships. The course provides opportunities for student participation, research, field testing, experimentation, and decision-making. The SC Commission on Higher Education accepts this course as a science course for college admission with the prerequisites of Biology 1. Please note the Commission on Higher Education considers this a rigorous, upper level course and not an introductory class. To provide students with the proper rigorous background needed in the class, the school district requires the pre-requisites of Biology 1. PREREQUISITE: Biology 1, Science teacher recommendation
Title:
AP Environmental Sci
327705AW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
The AP Environmental Science course provides students with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the relationship of organisms in nature, to analyze environmental problems and to search for a solution for these problems. Students must take the AP Environmental Science Exam in May. PREREQUISITE: Biology 1 and Chemistry 1 recommended, Approval of AP Teacher
Title:
Laboratory Assistant (non-lab)
329966CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Students who are interested in any field of science have an opportunity to serve as a laboratory assistant for a year. The laboratory assistant will aid the teacher in classroom lab preparations. Also the assistant will be required to prepare laboratory materials, maintain the laboratory area and perform general housekeeping duties (i.e. washing lab glassware sweeping cleaning). In order to earn a half unit of elective credit, the student must complete an individual science project in addition to the duties outlined. PREREQUISITE: Science teacher recommendation and completion of two science courses.
Social Studies
Title:
Modern World History
330600CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
The course is designed to focus on the making of the modern world, beginning with the time period of 1300 to the present. Students will develop an understanding of how people and countries of the world have become increasingly interconnected. The course will focus on how the changes over the last 700 years including population growth, demand for resources, curiosity, and technology have converged to draw the distant corners of the world closer together. Students will learn through the lens of inquiry and historical thinking skills while applying History/Social Studies Literacy skills as they think critically about why and how people, ideas, and technology have made an impact on diverse groups of people. Note: This course is an elective and can only be taken ONE time. PREREQUISITE: Social Studies Teacher Recommendation
Title:
Modern World History (H)
330600HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
The course is designed to focus on the making of the modern world, beginning with the time period of 1300 to the present. Students will develop an understanding of how people and countries of the world have become increasingly interconnected. The course will focus on how the changes over the last 700 years including population growth, demand for resources, curiosity, and technology have converged to draw the distant corners of the world closer together. Students will learn through the lens of inquiry and historical thinking skills while applying History/Social Studies Literacy skills as they think critically about why and how people, ideas, and technology have made an impact on diverse groups of people Parallel readings, critical research, and authentic product and performance development will be a requirement. It is recommended students have Honors English placement. Note: This course is an elective and can only be taken ONE time. PREREQUISITE: Social Studies Teacher Recommendation
Title:
Economics & Personal Finance
330800CH
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0.5
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Students study economics and personal finance beginning with how humans address the fundamental problem of scarcity by making choices based on the existence of limited resources. Using the skills of the economist, students will use inquiry and critical thinking as they learn how rational decisions are made using marginal analysis, and that all choices are met with consequences. Students will investigate how personal financial decisions related to careers, spending, and short- and long-term goal setting impact one’s standard of living and long-term financial well-being. In the domain of microeconomics, students will survey the impact of demand, supply, various market structures, and government policies have on market prices for goods, services, and wages for workers. Inquiry into macroeconomics involves observing trends in the economy at large and the policies that are undertaken to promote the economic well-being of a society. The study of economics and personal finance provides a basis for students to develop the skills necessary to live and thrive financially in the 21st century, and participate in society as active and informed decision-makers. Economics is required for graduation. PREREQUISITE: Social Studies teacher recommendation
Title:
Economics & Personal Finance (H)
330800HH
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0.5
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Students study economics and personal finance beginning with how humans address the fundamental problem of scarcity by making choices based on the existence of limited resources. Using the skills of the economist, students will use inquiry and critical thinking as they learn how rational decisions are made using marginal analysis, and that all choices are met with consequences. Students will investigate how personal financial decisions related to careers, spending, and short- and long-term goal setting impact one’s standard of living and long-term financial well-being. In the domain of microeconomics, students will survey the impact of demand, supply, various market structures, and government policies have on market prices for goods, services, and wages for workers. Inquiry into macroeconomics involves observing trends in the economy at large and the policies that are undertaken to promote the economic well-being of a society. The study of economics and personal finance provides a basis for students to develop the skills necessary to live and thrive financially in the 21st century, and participate in society as active and informed decision-makers. At the honors level students will read supplementary materials and analyze, synthesize, and evaluate new information as they develop critical thinking skills. It is strongly recommended that students have Honors English placement. Economics is required for graduation. PREREQUISITE: Social Studies teacher recommendation
Title:
US History & Constitution H
332003HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
In this course, students will learn about the foundation of the American Republic and the expansion and disunion of the United States. Students will investigate the impact of American industrialism and capitalism, including being drawn into world wars, on American politics and geopolitics. Through the lens of the Cold War, students will study the contemporary era including the age of technological development, increased civic participation, and political party realignment. Students will employ the skills of a historian to think critically as they use inquiry to explore the past and formulate their own interpretation of events. This course will entail a rigorous program of reading, research and writing. It is strongly recommended that students have Honors English placement. U.S. History is required for graduation. Students must take the state-required end-of-course U.S. History test as the final exam. It will count 20 percent of the final grade. PREREQUISITE: One social studies unit, Social Studies teacher recommendation
Title:
US History & Constitution CP
332009CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
In this course, students will learn about the foundation of the American Republic and the expansion and disunion of the United States. Students will investigate the impact of American industrialism and capitalism, including being drawn into world wars, on American politics and geopolitics. Through the lens of the Cold War, students will study the contemporary era including the age of technological development, increased civic participation, and political party realignment. Students will employ the skills of a historian to think critically as they use inquiry to explore the past and formulate their own interpretation of events. U.S. History is required for graduation. Students must take the state-required end-of-course U.S. History test as the final exam. It will count 20 percent of the final grade. PREREQUISITE: One social studies unit, Social Studies teacher recommendation
Title:
US Government CP
333007CH
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0.5
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Students will study the historical and philosophical principles that led to the development of the American constitutional democracy and how those fundamental ideas have continued to sustain America’s democratic society. Students will learn how various powers are granted and distributed among the different branches and levels of government, and how checks and balances prevent one branch from overpowering the others. Additionally, students will investigate how American political values are formed and how government functions through individual participation and policy making. In order to continue to thrive, a strong democracy relies on active participation by informed individuals dedicated to upholding the rule of law and individual rights. This course provides a basis for students to develop the skills necessary to live and thrive in America’s constitutional democracy and participate in society as active and informed citizens. US Government is required for graduation. PREREQUISITE: Social Studies teacher recommendation
Title:
US Government H
333014HH
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0.5
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Students will study the historical and philosophical principles that led to the development of the American constitutional democracy and how those fundamental ideas have continued to sustain America’s democratic society. Students will learn how various powers are granted and distributed among the different branches and levels of government, and how checks and balances prevent one branch from overpowering the others. Additionally, students will investigate how American political values are formed and how government functions through individual participation and policy making. In order to continue to thrive, a strong democracy relies on active participation by informed individuals dedicated to upholding the rule of law and individual rights. This course provides a basis for students to develop the skills necessary to live and thrive in America’s constitutional democracy and participate in society as active and informed citizens. At the honors level students will read supplementary materials and analyze, synthesize, and evaluate new information as they develop critical thinking skills. It is strongly recommended that students have Honors English placement. U.S. Government is required for graduation. PREREQUISITE: Social Studies teacher recommendation
Title:
Civics
333501CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
The goal of education in civics is informed, responsible participation in political life by competent citizens committed to the fundamental values and principles of American constitutional democracy. Students will apply the practice of inquiry-based learning and social studies literacy skills while thinking critically about their government’s foundational principles and practices. Students will learn how to utilize historical thinking skills as they analyze, interpret, and evaluate primary and secondary sources. This course will equip students with the necessary foundational pre-requisite knowledge for the 11th grade course, US History and the Constitution, and the 12th grade course, US Government. NOTE: This course is an elective and can only be taken one time. PREREQUISITE: Social Studies teacher recommendation
Title:
Psychology CP
334009CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Psychology is an elective survey course dedicated to the holistic study of behavior. Topics include the biological bases of behavior, the learning process, sensation and perception, motivation and personality, defense mechanisms, testing, human growth and development, abnormal psychology, and leading theorists in the field.
Arts
Title:
Art 1
350101CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
7 - 12
This introductory course provides students with problem-solving experiences in two and three-dimensional media, stressing design elements (line, shape, form, value, color, space, and texture), and design principles, (proportion, emphasis, harmony/unity, balance, rhythm/movement, contrast repetition/ pattern, and variety). Emphasis is on the development of basic skills. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
Art 2
350201CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course provides students with two and three-dimensional design experiences and opportunities to apply these principles in individual artistic expressions. Drawing from observation and developing technical competency are emphasized. Periodic class critiques and the maintenance of a sketchbook and portfolio are required. Topics covered include but are not limited to portraiture, graphics, advertising, and display techniques. PREREQUISITE: Art 1 or another Visual Arts course
Title:
Art 3 H
350303HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This is an advanced-level course for in-depth approaches to solving two and three-dimensional design problems. Emphasis is on the individual development of craftsmanship and personal expression. Advanced approaches to drawing are stressed. Other techniques explored may include but are not limited to painting, printmaking, design, mixed media, ceramics, and sculpture. Students in this course will be required to work with more intensity, at a deeper level, and produce a wider range of more difficult and complex material. PREREQUISITE: Art 2 and Instructor approval
Title:
Art 4 H
350403HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This advanced art course emphasizes individualized exploration of specific art problems. The course content is contractual and meets the interests and needs of individual students. A sketchbook and periodic critiques are required. Students develop and maintain professional quality portfolios. This course prepares students for Advanced Placement studio courses. Media and techniques explored may include but are not limited to painting, printmaking, design, mixed media, ceramics, and sculpture. Students in this course will be required to work with more intensity, at a deeper level, and produce a wider range of more difficult and complex material. PREREQUISITE: Art 3 H and Instructor approval
Title:
Instrumental Music: Band 1
353102CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
8 - 12
This course emphasizes basic musicianship and performance techniques on individual woodwind brass and percussion instruments. Students concentrate on developing technique breath control tone quality range and proper posture. Students participate in small and large ensembles in which quality traditional and contemporary literature reinforce important musical concepts. The major emphasis of this course is on traditional concert literature. Students will have the opportunity to perform as soloists and members of ensembles. PREREQUISITE: Participation in the middle school program or private study and teacher recommendation
Title:
Instrumental Music Band 1 (H)
353127HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
8 - 12
Instrumental Music: Band 1 Honors is a course designed for advanced musicians. Students entering Band 1 Honors must be able to successfully play SCBDA junior level scale and sight reading requirements and concert music ranging from grade 3 to 5. Students will be expected to consistently demonstrate a mature characteristic tone quality on their instrument. Honors band classes are performance based and as a result are directly tied to co-curricular activities. Participation in auditions and concerts out of the regular school day are required. Students enrolled in Instrumental Music: Band 1 Honors will be required to participate in winter and spring concerts, SCBDA Concert Performance Assessment, Greenville All-County Band auditions and clinic, SCBDA Region and All-State Band auditions and clinic, SCBDA Solo and Ensemble and other performances determined by the school Director of Bands.
Title:
Instrumental Music Band 2 (H)
353200HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Instrumental Music: Band 2 Honors is a course designed for advanced musicians. Students entering Band 2 Honors must be able to successfully play SCBDA junior level scale and sight reading requirements and concert music ranging from grade 3 to 5. Students will be expected to consistently demonstrate a mature characteristic tone quality on their instrument. Honors band classes are performance based and as a result are directly tied to co-curricular activities. Participation in auditions and concerts out of the regular school day are required. Students enrolled in Instrumental Music: Band 2 Honors will be required to participate in winter and spring concerts, SCBDA Concert Performance Assessment, Greenville All-County Band auditions and clinic, SCBDA Region and All-State Band auditions and clinic, SCBDA Solo and Ensemble and other performances determined by the school Director of Bands.
Title:
Instrumental Music: Band 2
353202CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is a continuation of Instrumental Music Band 1. Instruction will focus on the performance of high quality wind band literature. Students will be expected to demonstrate mastery of musical concepts taught. Since this is a curricular class and rehearsals, concerts and music events outside of the regular school day are an extension of the learning that has occurred in class they are a required component and will be a portion of the overall grade. PREREQUISITE: Any first level Instrumental Music course and Instructor Approval
Title:
Instrumental Music: Band 3
353302CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is a continuation of Instrumental Music Band 2. Instruction will focus on the performance of high quality wind band literature. Students will be expected to demonstrate mastery of musical concepts taught. Since this is a curricular class and rehearsals, concerts and music events outside of the regular school day are an extension of the learning that has occurred in class they are a required component and will be a portion of the overall grade. PREREQUISITE: Any second level Instrumental Music course and Instructor Approval
Title:
Instrumental Music: Band 3 (H)
353302HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is a continuation of Symphonic Band 2. Students continue their technical development and give attention to the development of musical interpretation. Exposed to music of various styles and periods students increase their understanding of the elements of music through music literature. They review concert fundamentals and apply them to performance. Students may assume additional leadership responsibilities. Students in this course will work with more intensity, at a deeper level, and produce a wider range of more difficult and complex material. PREREQUISITE: Any second level Instrumental Music course and Instructor approval
Title:
Instrumental Music: Band 4
353402CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
TThis course is a continuation of Instrumental Music Band 3. Instruction will focus on the performance of high quality wind band literature. Students will be expected to demonstrate mastery of musical concepts taught. Since this is a curricular class and rehearsals, concerts and music events outside of the regular school day are an extension of the learning that has occurred in class they are a required component and will be a portion of the overall grade. PREREQUISITE: Any third level Instrumental Music course and Instructor Approval
Title:
Instrumental Music: Band 4 (H)
353402HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is a continuation of Band 3. The emphasis is on concert performance. Students receive small group instruction and experience in playing superior chamber music and wind band literature. Their program of study stresses the value of music as a leisure time activity. Students may be offered opportunities for important leadership positions. Students in this course will be required to work with more intensity, at a deeper level, and produce a wider range of more difficult and complex material. PREREQUISITE: Any third level Instrumental Music course and Instructor approval
Title:
Instrumental Music: Band 5
353500CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is a continuation of Instrumental Music Band 4. Instruction will focus on the performance of high quality wind band literature. Students will be expected to demonstrate mastery of musical concepts taught. Since this is a curricular class and rehearsals, concerts and music events outside of the regular school day are an extension of the learning that has occurred in class they are a required component and will be a portion of the overall grade. PREREQUISITE: Any fourth level Instrumental Music course and Instructor Approval
Title:
Instrumental Music: Band 5 (H)
353502HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is a continuation of Symphonic Band 4. The emphasis is on concert performance. Students receive small group instruction and experience in playing superior chamber music and wind band literature. Their program of study stresses the value of music as a leisure time activity. Students may be offered opportunities for important leadership positions. PREREQUISITE: Any fourth level Instrumental Music course and Instructor Approval
Title:
Instrumental Music: Band 6
353600CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is a continuation of Instrumental Music Band 5. Instruction will focus on the performance of high quality wind band literature. Students will be expected to demonstrate mastery of musical concepts taught. Since this is a curricular class and rehearsals, concerts and music events outside of the regular school day are an extension of the learning that has occurred in class they are a required component and will be a portion of the overall grade. PREREQUISITE: Any fifth level Instrumental Music course and Instructor Approval
Title:
Instrumental Music: Band 6 (H)
353602HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is a continuation of Symphonic Band 5. The emphasis is on concert performance. Students receive small group instruction and experience in playing superior chamber music and wind band literature. Their program of study stresses the value of music as a leisure time activity. Students may be offered opportunities for important leadership positions. PREREQUISITE: Any fifth level Instrumental Music course and Instructor Approval
Title:
Chorus 1
354101CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
8 - 12
This is a non-auditioned course open to all students. This course emphasizes the development of basic vocal techniques and skills including: good posture, tone quality, breath support, diction, and attack and release. Attention is given to the understanding and practice of basic elements of music including music reading skills. Students may have the opportunity to sing in foreign languages while studying a variety of styles of choral music. Vocal independence is emphasized in the performance opportunities that will be given. This is considered a beginning level class and students will have the opportunity to audition for advanced choral classes after completing Chorus 1. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
Chorus 2
354201CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This is a non-auditioned course open to all students. This course emphasizes the development of basic vocal techniques and skills including: good posture, tone quality, breath support, diction, and attack and release. Attention is given to the understanding and practice of basic elements of music including music reading skills. Students may have the opportunity to sing in foreign languages while studying a variety of styles of choral music. Vocal independence is emphasized in the performance opportunities that will be given. This is considered a beginning level class and students can audition for advanced choral classes in the future. PREREQUISITE: Chorus 1
Title:
Chorus 3
354301CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This is a non-auditioned course open to all students. This course emphasizes the development of basic vocal techniques and skills including: good posture, tone quality, breath support, diction, and attack and release. Attention is given to the understanding and practice of basic elements of music including music reading skills. Students may have the opportunity to sing in foreign languages while studying a variety of styles of choral music. Vocal independence is emphasized in the performance opportunities that will be given. This is considered a beginning level class and students can audition for advanced choral classes in the future. PREREQUISITE: Chorus 2
Title:
Chorus 3 H
354303HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This is a non-auditioned course open to all students. This course emphasizes the development of basic vocal techniques and skills including: good posture, tone quality, breath support, diction, and attack and release. Attention is given to the understanding and practice of basic elements of music including music reading skills. Students may have the opportunity to sing in foreign languages while studying a variety of styles of choral music. Vocal independence is emphasized in the performance opportunities that will be given. This is considered a beginning level class and students can audition for advanced choral classes in the future. PREREQUISITE: Chorus 2 and Instructor Approval
Title:
Chorus 4
354401CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This is a non-auditioned course open to all students. This course emphasizes the development of basic vocal techniques and skills including: good posture, tone quality, breath support, diction, and attack and release. Attention is given to the understanding and practice of basic elements of music including music reading skills. Students may have the opportunity to sing in foreign languages while studying a variety of styles of choral music. Vocal independence is emphasized in the performance opportunities that will be given. This is considered a beginning level class and students can audition for advanced choral classes in the future. PREREQUISITE: Chorus 3 or Chorus 3H
Title:
Chorus 4 H
354403HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This is a non-auditioned course open to all students. This course emphasizes the development of basic vocal techniques and skills including: good posture, tone quality, breath support, diction, and attack and release. Attention is given to the understanding and practice of basic elements of music including music reading skills. Students may have the opportunity to sing in foreign languages while studying a variety of styles of choral music. Vocal independence is emphasized in the performance opportunities that will be given. This is considered a beginning level class and students can audition for advanced choral classes in the future. PREREQUISITE: Chorus 3 H or Chorus 3
Title:
Chorus 5 (H)
3545A1HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This is a non-auditioned course open to all students. This course emphasizes the development of basic vocal techniques and skills including: good posture, tone quality, breath support, diction, and attack and release. Attention is given to the understanding and practice of basic elements of music including music reading skills. Students may have the opportunity to sing in foreign languages while studying a variety of styles of choral music. Vocal independence is emphasized in the performance opportunities that will be given. This is considered a beginning level class and students can audition for advanced choral classes in the future. PREREQUISITE: Chorus 4 H or Chorus 4
Title:
Chorus 6 (H)
3546A1HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This is a non-auditioned course open to all students. This course emphasizes the development of basic vocal techniques and skills including: good posture, tone quality, breath support, diction, and attack and release. Attention is given to the understanding and practice of basic elements of music including music reading skills. Students may have the opportunity to sing in foreign languages while studying a variety of styles of choral music. Vocal independence is emphasized in the performance opportunities that will be given. This is considered a beginning level class and students can audition for advanced choral classes in the future. PREREQUISITE: Chorus 5 H or Chorus 5
Title:
Music Appreciation 1
356101CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course emphasizes the study of composers and styles of each period of music from the Renaissance to the Twentieth Century. The development of listening skills is of primary importance and the course includes guided listening experiences through live concerts and recordings. The course stresses literature from the mainstream of music and music of different cultures and ethnic groups. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
AP Studio Art/ Draw
357205AW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This college-level studio course in art is for artistically talented and highly motivated students. Students must develop a portfolio of work for submission to the College Board Advanced Placement Program for college credit based on an examination. Prospective students must be able to work independently and spend extensive time working beyond the regular class time. Students must select the drawing portfolio section of the studio program. PREREQUISITE: Application / Portfolio
Title:
AP Studio Art/2-D
357417AW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This college-level studio course in art is for artistically talented and highly motivated students. Students must develop a portfolio of work for submission to the College Board Advanced Placement Program for college credit based on an examination. Prospective students must be able to work independently and spend extensive time working beyond the regular class time. Students must select the 2-D design portfolio section of the studio program. PREREQUISITE: Application / Portfolio
Title:
Instrumental Music: Band 7
357800CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is a continuation of Instrumental Music Band 6. Instruction will focus on the performance of high quality wind band literature. Students will be expected to demonstrate mastery of musical concepts taught. Since this is a curricular class and rehearsals, concerts and music events outside of the regular school day are an extension of the learning that has occurred in class they are a required component and will be a portion of the overall grade. PREREQUISITE: Any sixth level Instrumental Music course and Instructor Approval
Title:
Instrumental Music: Band 7 (H)
357802HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is a continuation of Symphonic Band 6. The emphasis is on concert performance. Students receive small group instruction and experience in playing superior chamber music and wind band literature. Their program of study stresses the value of music as a leisure time activity. Students may be offered opportunities for important leadership positions. PREREQUISITE: Any sixth level Instrumental Music course and Instructor Approval
Title:
Instrumental Music: Band 8
357900CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is a continuation of Instrumental Music Band 7. Instruction will focus on the performance of high quality wind band literature. Students will be expected to demonstrate mastery of musical concepts taught. Since this is a curricular class and rehearsals, concerts and music events outside of the regular school day are an extension of the learning that has occurred in class they are a required component and will be a portion of the overall grade. PREREQUISITE: Any seventh level Instrumental Music course and Instructor Approval
Title:
Instrumental Music: Band 8 (H)
357902HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is a continuation of Symphonic Band 7. The emphasis is on concert performance. Students receive small group instruction and experience in playing superior chamber music and wind band literature. Their program of study stresses the value of music as a leisure time activity. Students may be offered opportunities for important leadership positions. PREREQUISITE: Any seventh level Instrumental Music course and Instructor Approval
Title:
Theatre 1
452101CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
8 - 12
In this course students will develop basic skills and techniques of set design, acting, and directing and will participate in all aspects of a production. Intense study of a variety of plays and dramatic forms will be included. Students may be required to attend plays as assigned by the teacher/director. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
Theatre 2
452201CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course will enable students to study the history of theater and to participate in discussions and performances representative of various periods and styles of theatre. The emphasis will be on the development of techniques of acting, set design, and construction, and creation of costumes. PREREQUISITE: Drama 1
Title:
Theatre 3 H
452303HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course will provide advanced study in technical theatre techniques - such as make up lighting set costume design and acting techniques. Literature from American and continental playwrights is studied, analyzed, and produced. Students in this course will be required to work with more intensity, at a deeper level, and perform/produce a range of more difficult material. PREREQUISITE: Drama 2 and Instructor approval
Title:
Theatre 4 H
452403HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
In this course the student will study and analyze plays of representative playwrights from Shakespeare through twentieth century writers. Contemporary plays will be studied and produced. Advanced acting and technical techniques will be studied and applied in a production. Each participant will work as actor, director, and technician. Students in this course will be required to work with more intensity, at a deeper level, and produce/perform a range of more difficult material. PREREQUISITE: Drama 3 H and Instructor approval
Title:
Art: Photography 1
456600CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Photography 1 is an introduction to the art of photographic image making, both traditional and digital. Through demonstrations, lectures, projects and critiques, students will learn about the art of photography.This beginning course in photography covers the basic history of photography, terminology, and simple concepts of photographic chemistry. Care and use of materials and equipment are stressed. Darkroom experiences include contact printing, developing, and printing in black and white.This beginning course in photography covers the basic history of photography, terminology, and simple concepts of photographic chemistry. Care and use of materials and equipment are stressed. Darkroom experiences include contact printing, developing, and printing in black and white. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
Digital Media Arts
459906CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is an introduction to computer software and skills used in the business of the arts for visual arts students. Each technology exercise will include two-dimensional design exercises with specific formal design problems to be solved. Content will include learning to create an exhibit poster, a digital portfolio, a CD cover, and other digital presentations of artwork. PREREQUISITE: None
Foreign Language
Title:
French 1 CP
361107CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
7 - 12
This course prepares students to: perform interpersonal, interpretive and presentational communicative tasks within the novice high to intermediate low range on the ACTFL Proficiency scale; interpret, exchange, and present, information, concepts and ideas both within the classroom and beyond on a variety of topics including connections to other subject areas; and understand the relationship among the products, practices and perspectives of other cultures. In addition, students develop insight into their own language and culture. PREREQUISITES: None
Title:
French 2 CP
361207CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
8 - 12
This course prepares students to: perform interpersonal, interpretive and presentational communicative tasks within the novice high to intermediate low range on the ACTFL Proficiency scale; interpret, exchange, and present, information, concepts and ideas both within the classroom and beyond on a variety of topics including connections to other subject areas; and understand the relationship among the products, practices and perspectives of other cultures. In addition, students develop insight into their own language and culture. PREREQUISITES: Successful completion of French 1
Title:
French 3 H
361303HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course prepares students to: perform interpersonal, interpretive and presentational communicative tasks within the intermediate mid to high range on the ACTFL Proficiency scale; interpret, exchange, and present, information, concepts and ideas both within the classroom and beyond on a variety of topics including connections to other subject areas; and understand the relationship among the products, practices and perspectives of other cultures. In addition, students develop insight into their own language and culture. PREREQUISITES: Successful completion of French 2 CP and teacher recommendation
Title:
French 4 H
361403HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course prepares students to: perform interpersonal, interpretive and presentational communicative tasks within the intermediate mid to high range on the ACTFL Proficiency scale; interpret, exchange, and present, information, concepts and ideas both within the classroom and beyond on a variety of topics including connections to other subject areas; and understand the relationship among the products, practices and perspectives of other cultures. In addition, students develop insight into their own language and culture. PREREQUISITES: Successful completion of French 3 Honors and teacher recommendation
Title:
Spanish 1 CP
365107CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
7 - 12
This course prepares students to: perform interpersonal, interpretive and presentational communicative tasks within the novice high to intermediate low range on the ACTFL Proficiency scale; interpret, exchange, and present, information, concepts and ideas both within the classroom and beyond on a variety of topics including connections to other subject areas; and understand the relationship among the products, practices and perspectives of other cultures. In addition, students develop insight into their own language and culture. PREREQUISITES: None
Title:
Spanish 2 CP
365207CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
8 - 12
This course prepares students to: perform interpersonal, interpretive and presentational communicative tasks within the novice high to intermediate low range on the ACTFL Proficiency scale; interpret, exchange, and present, information, concepts and ideas both within the classroom and beyond on a variety of topics including connections to other subject areas; and understand the relationship among the products, practices and perspectives of other cultures. In addition, students develop insight into their own language and culture. PREREQUISITES: Successful completion of Spanish 1
Title:
Spanish 2 Honors
365274HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
8 - 12
Spanish 2 Honors prepares students to perform interpersonal, interpretive and presentational communicative tasks within the novice high to intermediate low range on the ACTFL Proficiency scale; interpret, exchange, and present information, concepts and ideas both within the classroom and beyond on a variety of topics including connections to other subject areas; and understand the relationship among the products, practices andperspectives of other cultures. In addition, students develop insight into their own language and culture.
Title:
Spanish 3 H
365303HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course prepares students to: perform interpersonal, interpretive and presentational communicative tasks within the intermediate mid to high range on the ACTFL Proficiency scale; interpret, exchange, and present, information, concepts and ideas both within the classroom and beyond on a variety of topics including connections to other subject areas; and understand the relationship among the products, practices and perspectives of other cultures. In addition, students develop insight into their own language and culture. PREREQUISITES: Successful completion of Spanish 2 CP and teacher recommendation
Title:
Spanish 4 H
365403HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course prepares students to: perform interpersonal, interpretive and presentational communicative tasks within the intermediate mid to high range on the ACTFL Proficiency scale; interpret, exchange, and present, information, concepts and ideas both within the classroom and beyond on a variety of topics including connections to other subject areas; and understand the relationship among the products, practices and perspectives of other cultures. In addition, students develop insight into their own language and culture. PREREQUISITES: Successful completion of Spanish 3 Honors and teacher recommendation
Title:
AP Spanish Language
367505AW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course prepares students to: perform interpersonal, interpretive and presentational communicative tasks within the intermediate high to advanced low range on the ACTFL Proficiency scale. Students in the AP Language and Culture course demonstrate an understanding of the culture(s), incorporate interdisciplinary topics (Connections), make comparisons between the native language and the target language and between cultures (Comparisons), and use the target language in real-life settings (Communities). Students are required to take the corresponding AP exam in May. PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of Spanish 4 Honors and teacher recommendation ; IB schools refer to IB Matriculation Chart
Physical Education
Title:
Family and Community Health
340101CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This elective course focuses on evaluating, advocating, and coordinating valid resources and services to meet the needs of students, families, and communities. Instruction will also include Environmental Health and CPR and First Aid instruction through the American Red Cross including responding in a variety of emergency situations. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
Physical Education 1
344101CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
8 - 12
Physical Education 1 provides opportunities for students to become competent and proficient in two movement forms elected from a variety of choices (selected from: net/racket, target, team, outdoor pursuits, individual, and dance). Students will also be able to design and develop a personalized physical fitness program, participate regularly in health-enhancing physical activity beyond the physical education class, and meet the gender and age group health-related physical fitness standards. PE 1 is required for graduation. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
PhysicalEducation2
344257CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This is a second level physical education course designed to give the student the opportunity to learn a nontraditional sport or physical activity not practiced or taught in any other PE course at the school. This course does not not count as a PE 1 unit for graduation. PREREQUISITE: PE 1
Title:
Physical Education 3
344349CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This is a third level physical education course designed to give the student the opportunity to learn a nontraditional sport or physical activity not practiced or taught in any other PE course at the school. This course does not not count as a PE 1 unit for graduation. PREREQUISITE: PE 2
Title:
Weightlifting 1
3499A1CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This is an introductory elective course in weight training and fitness. Skills will be taught with a focus on weight training, related cardiovascular fitness activity, and lifelong fitness. Proper lifting technique and safety using weights will be emphasized. This course does not take the place of PE 1 as a requirement for graduation. PREREQUISITE: Physical Education 1A
Title:
Weightlifting 2
3499A2CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Weightlifting Level 1 and Instructor Approval
Title:
Weightlifting 3
3499A3CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This elective course is a follow-up to the Weightlifting Level 2 for students who are interested in increasing their strength and skills in weightlifting. This course does not take the place of PE 1 as a requirement for graduation. PREREQUISITE: Weightlifting 2 and Instructor Approval
Title:
Adv Weightlifting 1
3499A4CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This elective course is designed to enhance speed, conditioning, strength, and endurance for the beginning athlete. This course does not take the place of the required PE 1 for graduation. PREREQUISITE: PE 1 and teacher recommendation
Title:
Adv Weightlifting 2
3499A5CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This elective course is a follow-up to Advanced Weightlifting Level 1 for the intermediate athlete who wishes to increase his/her speed, conditioning, strength, and endurance. This course does not take the place of the required PE 1 for graduation. PREREQUISITE: Advanced Weightlifting Level 1, and teacher recommendation.
Title:
Adv Weightlifting 3
3499A6CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This elective course is a follow-up to Advanced Weightlifting Level 2 for the intermediate athlete who wishes to increase his/her speed, conditioning, strength, and endurance. This course does not take the place of the required PE 1 for graduation. PREREQUISITE: Advanced Weightlifting Level 2, and teacher recommendation.
Career and Technology
Title:
Fundamentals of Computing
502305CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
8 - 12
This course of study is designed to allow students to explore a variety of computer science topics, such as web design, human computer interactions, programming, and problem solving. Optional topics include mobile applications, robotics, and digital animation. Students will develop critical thinking, logic, and problem solving skills relevant to today's technology.
Title:
Fundamentals of Web Page Design/Dev
503101CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills needed to design Web pages. Students will develop skills in designing, implementing, and maintaining a Web site using authoring tools. Successful completion of this course will prepare the student to take industry certification test(s). This course will meet the computer science requirement.
Title:
Prof & Leadership Dev
517803CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
The purpose of this course is to help students develop leadership skills necessary for success in business careers through effective communications, problem-solving techniques, and managing resources and meetings. The students will develop an understanding of the need for community service as part of their overall civic and professional responsibilities.
Title:
Marketing
542101CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course introduces marketing concepts and examines the economic, marketing, and business fundamentals, in addition to the marketing functions of selling, promotion, and distribution. The standards listed are core standards and those standards reflecting the needs of the local business community. This is the basic course in the marketing curriculum and should be taken before the specialized courses. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
DigitalMediaMktg
542200CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is an overview of techniques in digital marketing media, including non-linear editing introducing students to the primary feature set and basic interface of industry standard editing software. Students will plan and execute a storyboard for producing their final product, to include podcasts, DVDs, video blogs, and webcasts. Students learn to demonstrate basic digital video camera technique, digital sound, and lighting. In addition, students will perform basic editing functions while familiarizing themselves with the software's user interface. Topics include basic setup, adjusting and customizing preferences and settings, capturing video and audio, various editing and trimming techniques, audio editing and audio creation, finishing and final output. PREREQUISITE: Marketing
Title:
Advertising
547001CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is designed to introduce the concepts of advertising, planning strategies, communication skills, and professional development. Course content includes budget development, media selection, design, and the preparation of ads for various media. PREREQUISITE: Marketing
Title:
Travel and Tourism Management
547401CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Travel and Tourism Management incorporates management principles and procedures of the travel and tourism industry as well as destination geography, airlines, international travel, cruising, travel by rail, lodging, recreation, amusements, attractions, and resorts. Employment qualifications and opportunities are also included in this course.
Title:
Event and Entertainment Management
547501CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Event and Entertainment Management familiarizes students with management techniques and strategies for successful planning, promotion, and implementation of special events that result in extraordinary and memorable experiences. Students will learn the basics about what it takes to add the “WOW factor” for customers whether the event is a sporting event, corporate event, family reunion, cruise, wedding, party, etc. Students will engage in project- and problem-based learning opportunities for event evaluation, direct observation of, and hands-on involvement in the planning and staging of special events.
Title:
Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism
547801CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism Management explores the nature, concepts and impact of the hospitality and tourism industry. This course focuses on foundational information about the hospitality and tourism industry and provides opportunities for students to get a taste of what hospitality and tourism is all about
Title:
Health Science 3 (Honors)
555296HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Health Science 3 focuses on the human body. Students will gain knowledge of all human body systems and how they work (Anatomy and Physiology). This course will emphasize the study of disease, prevention and treatment (Pathophysiology). Students will participate in teamwork activities for assigned projects. Medical Terminology is incorporated throughout the course. Skills learned in HS2 will be reinforced as each body system is studied.
Title:
PLTW Principles BioMed Science
558001CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course provides an introduction to the biomedical sciences through exciting hands-on projects and problems. Student work involves the study of human medicine, research processes and an introduction to bio-informatics. Students investigate the human body systems and various health conditions including heart disease, diabetes, sickle-cell disease, hypercholesterolemia, and infectious diseases. Key biological concepts including homeostasis, metabolism, inheritance of traits, feedback systems, and defense against disease are embedded in the curriculum. This course is offered only at a GCS career center. Student must apply through admission process. See counselor at the high school or the career center for information. PREREQUISITE: Geometry and Biology
Title:
PLTW Human Body Systems (H)
558195HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Students examine the processes, structures, and interactions of the human body systems to learn how they work together to maintain homeostasis (internal balance) and good health. Using real-world cases, students take the role of biomedical professionals and work together to solve medical mysteries. Hands-on projects include designing experiments, investigating the structures and functions of body systems, and using data acquisition software to monitor body functions such as muscle movement, reflex and voluntary actions, and respiratory operation. Important concepts covered in the course are communication, transport of substances, locomotion, metabolic processes, defense, and protection. PREREQUISITE: Princ Biomedical Sci
Title:
PLTW Medical Interventions (H)
558295HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Student projects investigate various medical interventions that extend and improve quality of life, including gene therapy, pharmacology, surgery, prosthetics, rehabilitation, and supportive care. The course explores the design and development of various medical interventions, including vascular stents, cochlear implants, and prosthetic limbs. In addition, students review the history of organ transplants and gene therapy, and stay updated on cutting-edge developments via current scientific literature. Using 3D imaging, data acquisition software, and current scientific research, students design a product that can be used as a medical intervention. PREREQUISITE: Human Body Systems
Title:
PLTW BioMed Innovation (H)
558395HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This is the final course in the PLTW Biomedical Sciences curriculum. This course may count as honors credit if taken in sequence with other health science courses. See your counselor for more information. PREREQUISITE: Medical Interventions
Title:
PLTW Principles of Engineering Honors
605005HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Principles of Engineering (POE) Honors is a foundational course within the engineering curriculum of Project Lead the Way (PLTW). Course content prepares students for college majors in engineering or engineering technology fields. It is designed for students desiring a background in engineering, sketching and communication, static analysis, electricity and circuits, material testing, programming, machine design, digital handshakes and complex CAD modeling. All PLTW courses offers students the chance to learn through Activity-, Project-, and Problem-Based learning.
Title:
PLTW-Intro to Engineering Design Honors
605108HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) Honors is a foundational courses within the engineering curriculum of Project Lead the Way (PLTW). This course is appropriate for 9th - 10th grade students who are interested in the concepts of engineering and the design process, and may be interested in taking additional PLTW Engineering courses in the future. Course content includes an introduction to the design process, technical sketching, product design, reverse engineering computer-aided design (CAD) modeling, robot design and programming, and virtual teaming. All PLTW courses offers students the chance to learn through Activity-, Project-, and Problem-Based learning.
Title:
PLTW Digital Electronics H
605201HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This is an honors-level course of study in applied digital logic. The course is patterned after the first semester course in Digital Electronics taught in two- and four-year colleges. Students will study the application of electronic logic circuits and devices and apply Boolean logic to the solution of problems. Using Circuit Maker, the industry standard, students will test and analyze simple and complex digital circuitry. Students will design circuits using Circuit Maker, export their designs to a printed circuit autorouting program that generates printed circuit boards, and construct the design using chips and other components. The students must be concurrently enrolled in college preparatory mathematics. This course must be taught by a teacher who has received Project Lead the Way training. PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of Introduction to Engineering Design and/or Principles of Engineering or Teacher rec
Title:
PLTW Comp Integ Manf H
605301HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This is an honors-level course that applies principles of robotics and automation. CAD design The course builds on computer solid modeling skills developed in Introduction to Engineering Design, and Design and Drawing for Production. Students use CNC equipment to produce actual models of their three-dimensional designs. Fundamental concepts of robotics used in automated manufacturing, and design analysis are included. This course must be taught by a teacher who has received Project Lead the Way training. PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of Introduction to Engineering Design and/or Principles of Engineering or Teacher rec
Title:
PLTW Eng Design & Develop H
605401HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This is an honors-level engineering research course in which students work in teams to research, design and construct a solution to an open-ended engineering problem. Students apply principles developed in the four preceding courses and are guided by a community mentor. They must present progress reports, submit a final written report and defend their solutions to a panel of outside reviewers at the end of the school year. This course must be taught by a teacher who has received Project Lead the Way training. PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of Introduction to Engineering Design and/or Principles of Engineering or Teacher rec
Title:
PLTW Civil Eng & Arch H
605801HW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This honors-level course provides an overview of the fields of Civil Engineering and Architecture, while emphasizing the interrelationship and dependence of both fields on each other. Students use state of the art software to solve real world problems and communicate solutions to hands-on projects and activities. This course covers topics such as: The Roles of Civil Engineers and Architects Project Planning Site Planning Building Design Project Documentation and Presentation This course must be taught by a teacher who has received Project Lead the Way training. PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of Introduction to Engineering Design and/or Principles of Engineering or Teacher rec
Miscellaneous
Title:
English-Speakers of Other Languages 1
308400CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is designed for the student who has a primary language other than English, and is not proficient in listening, speaking, reading, writing, or comprehension in the English speaking classroom. Instruction will be provided in the areas of listening, speaking, reading, writing, and comprehension to assist students in classrooms where English is the language of instruction. Students will receive skills to aid in the transition to all academic areas. Limited English proficiency should be determined by an approved language assessment instrument. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
Drivers Education
370100CH
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
0.5
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This elective course is for all eligible South Carolina high school students who are physically fit and of legal driving age. The driver education course includes a minimum of 30 classroom hours of instruction, six hours of behind-the-wheel driving, and six hours of observation. Fees apply for students enrolling in Drivers Education PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
AP Seminar
373000AW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
In this yearlong course, students develop and strengthen analytic and inquiry skills, exploring two to four relevant issues chosen by the student and/or teacher. Using an inquiry framework, students practice reading and analyzing articles; research studies; foundational, literary, and philosophical texts; listening to and viewing speeches, broadcasts, and personal accounts; and experiencing artistic works and performances. Students learn to consider an issue from multiple perspectives, evaluate the strength of an argument, and make logical, fact-based decisions. Students question, research, explore, pose solutions, develop arguments, collaborate, and communicate using various media.
Title:
Air Force JROTC 1
375113CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
The first year introduces the cadet (student) to the Air Force (AF) JROTC program which fosters values of citizenship and leadership by honing skills in self-discipline, self-confidence, teamwork, and character development. Curriculum consist of 40% aerospace science (AS), 40% leadership education (LE), and 20% health/wellness (HW) studies/activities. The AFJROTC Dept may blend AS 100/200/220/300/400/410 and LE 100/200/300/400/500 materials, combine classes and/or rotate courses to maximize participation. The 1st year JROTC course satisfies PE 1 graduation requirements. Co-curricular activities include field trips, drill team, color guard, and military ceremonies/balls/dinners, etc. Uniforms, books, and HW uniforms are provided and cadet uniform wear is a mandatory weekly requirement. Cadets are not in the military nor have any military obligation. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
Air Force JROTC 2
375213CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
The second year of the AFJROTC program fosters additional values of citizenship and leadership by honing skills in self-discipline, self-confidence, teamwork, and character development at a higher level in rank/responsibility. Curriculum consist of 40% aerospace science (AS), 40% leadership education (LE), and 20% health/wellness (HW) studies/activities. The AFJROTC Dept may blend AS 100/200/ 220/300/400/410 and LE100/200/300/400/500 materials, combine classes and/or rotate courses to maximize participation. Co-curricular activities include field trips, drill team, color guard, and military ceremonies/balls/dinners, etc. Uniforms, books, and HW uniforms are provided and cadet uniform wear is a mandatory weekly requirement. Cadets are not in the military nor have any military obligation. PREREQUISITE: C or higher in a JROTC I class and SASI recommendation
Title:
Air Force JROTC 3
375313CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
The third year of the AFJROTC program fosters additional the values of citizenship and leadership by honing skills in self-discipline, self-confidence, teamwork, and character development at a higher level in rank/responsibility. Curriculum consist of 40% aerospace science (AS), 40% leadership education (LE), and 20% health and wellness (HW) studies/activities. The AFJROTC Dept may blend AS 100/200/ 220/300/400/410 and LE 100/200/300/400/500 materials, combine classes and/or rotate courses to maximize participation. Co-curricular activities include field trips, drill team, color guard, and military ceremonies/balls/dinners, etc. Uniforms, textbooks, and HW uniforms are provided and cadet uniform wear is a mandatory weekly requirement. Cadets are not in the military nor have any military obligation. PREREQUISITE: C or higher in a JROTC II class and SASI recommendation
Title:
Air Force JROTC 4
375413CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
The fourth year of the AFJROTC program fosters additional values of citizenship and leadership by honing skills in self-discipline, self-confidence, teamwork, and character development at a higher level in rank/responsibility. Curriculum consist of 40% aerospace science (AS), 40% leadership education (LE), and 20% health and wellness (HW) studies/activities. The AFJROTC Dept may blend AS 100/200/ 220/300/400/410 and LE 100/200/300/400/500 materials, combine classes and/or rotate courses to maximize participation. Co-curricular activities include field trips, drill team, color guard, and military ceremonies/balls/dinners, etc. Uniforms, textbooks, and HW uniforms are provided and cadet uniform wear is a mandatory weekly requirement. Cadets are not in the military nor have any military obligation. PREREQUISITE: C or higher in JROTC III class and SASI recommendation
Title:
Literacy Skill Building
379911CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9
This course consists of a combination of instructional level web-based word training. There will also be grade level direct instruction in text dependent analysis.
Title:
Freshman Success
379949CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This elective course is designed to give the student an extensive orientation to high school and to provide the student with the necessary knowledge skills and resources to have a rewarding and successful high school experience. In addition to the orientation to high school, major topics will include: classroom procedures and management, self-awareness, goal setting, time management, conflict resolution, communication skills, study habits, and test-taking strategies. Students will also spend time studying their career planners (sent from the middle schools), planning future course selection and discussing career plans. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
LeadershipPersDev 2
379979CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
In this elective class students participate in daily activities related to one of five dimensions: character education, service learning, literacy and study skills, personal and post-secondary planning. These activities are tailored specifically to tenth graders and include development of leadership skills, HSAP test preparation, and participation in a class-selected service learning project. Guest speakers, classroom guidance, and field trips are also part of the curriculum. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
LeadershipPersDev1
379980CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
In this elective class students participate in daily activities related to one of five dimensions: character education, service learning, literacy and study skills, personal and post-secondary planning. These activities are tailored specifically to ninth graders and include goal setting, end-of-course test preparation, participation in a class-selected service learning project, and freshman success activities. Guest speakers, classroom guidance, and field trips are also part of the curriculum. PREREQUISITE: None
Title:
English-Speakers of Other Languages 5
3799A1CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is designed for the student who has a primary language other than English, and is not proficient in listening, speaking, reading, writing, or comprehension in the English speaking classroom. Instruction will be provided in the areas of listening, speaking, reading, writing, and comprehension to assist students in classrooms where English is the language of instruction. Students will receive skills to aid in the transition to all academic areas. Limited English proficiency should be determined by an approved language assessment instrument. PREREQUISITE: ESOL 4
Title:
English-Speakers of Other Languages 6
3799A2CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is designed for the student who has a primary language other than English, and is not proficient in listening, speaking, reading, writing, or comprehension in the English speaking classroom. Instruction will be provided in the areas of listening, speaking, reading, writing, and comprehension to assist students in classrooms where English is the language of instruction. Students will receive skills to aid in the transition to all academic areas. Limited English proficiency should be determined by an approved language assessment instrument. PREREQUISITE:ESOL 5
Title:
English-Speakers of Other Languages 7
3799A3CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is designed for the student who has a primary language other than English, and is not proficient in listening, speaking, reading, writing, or comprehension in the English speaking classroom. Instruction will be provided in the areas of listening, speaking, reading, writing, and comprehension to assist students in classrooms where English is the language of instruction. Students will receive skills to aid in the transition to all academic areas. Limited English proficiency should be determined by an approved language assessment instrument. PREREQUISITE: ESOL 6
Title:
English-Speakers of Other Languages 8
3799A4CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is designed for the student who has a primary language other than English, and is not proficient in listening, speaking, reading, writing, or comprehension in the English speaking classroom. Instruction will be provided in the areas of listening, speaking, reading, writing, and comprehension to assist students in classrooms where English is the language of instruction. Students will receive skills to aid in the transition to all academic areas. Limited English proficiency should be determined by an approved language assessment instrument. PREREQUISITE: ESOL 7
Title:
English-Speakers of Other Languages 2
408000CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is designed for the student who has a primary language other than English, and is not proficient in listening, speaking, reading, writing, or comprehension in the English speaking classroom. Instruction will be provided in the areas of listening, speaking, reading, writing, and comprehension to assist students in classrooms where English is the language of instruction. Students will receive skills to aid in the transition to all academic areas. Limited English proficiency should be determined by an approved language assessment instrument. PREREQUISITE: ESOL 1
Title:
English-Speakers of Other Languages 3
408100CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is designed for the student who has a primary language other than English, and is not proficient in listening, speaking, reading, writing, or comprehension in the English speaking classroom. Instruction will be provided in the areas of listening, speaking, reading, writing, and comprehension to assist students in classrooms where English is the language of instruction. Students will receive skills to aid in the transition to all academic areas. Limited English proficiency should be determined by an approved language assessment instrument. PREREQUISITE: ESOL 2
Title:
English-Speakers of Other Languages 4
408200CW
Course Number:
Unit Credit:
1
Grade Level:
9 - 12
This course is designed for the student who has a primary language other than English, and is not proficient in listening, speaking, reading, writing, or comprehension in the English speaking classroom. Instruction will be provided in the areas of listening, speaking, reading, writing, and comprehension to assist students in classrooms where English is the language of instruction. Students will receive skills to aid in the transition to all academic areas. Limited English proficiency should be determined by an approved language assessment instrument. PREREQUISITE: ESOL 3